FAQs

Norwich Courses

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Norwich is in the East of England, just over 100 miles from London. There are good coach and a rail services from all London airports, though the most convenient route may be to fly via Amsterdam to Norwich International Airport.
There is no pre-requisite reading or study to be done before the course. However, if you would like to do more research in your chosen field before you arrive, please contact us and we will put you in touch with the course tutor who will be able to provide guidance in this area.
Accommodation is available year-round with carefully-selected hosts in and around the city. In the summer (late June to early September) there is also residential accommodation available at the University of East Anglia. Read more about your accommodation options.
If you have chosen to stay with in homestay accommodation, your host will provide breakfast, evening meal and a light lunch at the weekend. If you have opted for residential accommodation, you will be expected to cook all meals for yourself, although meals are available in several restaurants and snack bars on campus at an extra cost.
Courses are held year-round in one of NILE’s two teaching centres in Norwich, Hales Court House and Delta House. Upon arrival at your chosen accommodation, you will be provided with a ‘Welcome Pack’ which will give you all the information you need concerning your first day at NILE.
Courses are normally taught by a pair of tutors, with some specialist topics covered by other members of the teaching staff.
For face-to-face courses, classes will normally be held Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00. Open-enrolment courses (25 hours per week) are usually timetabled from 9:15 to 16:00 Monday to Friday.
The minimum age for teacher development courses is 18. However, on most courses teaching experience is an advantage or requirement. For closed language development courses, the minium age is 18. 16-18 year-olds can be enrolled by prior special arrangement.
Almost certainly. Course participants come from all over the world, though some topics tend to attract higher enrolments from particular countries.
Yes - all course participants receive a Certificate of Attendance, specifying the number of tuition hours and a detailed summary of course content.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language.